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Walter Edward Scott
Birth: Sep. 20, 1872
Harrison County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1954
Scottys Junction
Nye County
Nevada, USA

Prospector, Performer, Con Man. Walter Scott, more commonly know as Death Valley Scotty, was part of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, desert prospector, but made his living by getting investors to invest in his non-existant Death Valley gold mine. He became good friends with one of the investors, Albert Johnson, who built a vacation home in Death Valley that is commonly called Scotty's Castle, even though Scott did not own, design, or build it. Scott died of internal bleeding. Newspaper accounts at the time said that he died at the castle, although he actually died in a tavern in Slim's Corners, Nevada (Now Scotty's Junction), on the way to the nearest hospital in Las Vegas. He is buried with his dog, Windy, on a hill directly above the castle, which is now a popular tourist attraction. (bio by: Alan Lopez) 
Family links: 
  George A Scott (1828 - 1916)
  Ella Josephine Milius Scott (1876 - 1956)
Death Valley National Park
Inyo County
California, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Alan Lopez
Record added: Dec 30, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6056096
Walter Edward Scott
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Walter Edward Scott
Added by: Alan Lopez
Walter Edward Scott
Added by: Alan Lopez
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